The Russian Civil War (1)

The Russian Civil War (1)

The Red Army

Men-at-Arms 293
  • Author: Mikhail Khvostov
  • Illustrator: Andrei Karachtchouk
  • Short code: MAA 293
  • Publication Date: 15 May 1996
  • ISBN: 9781855326088
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The main instrument with which the Bolsheviks imposed communism on Russia was the Red Army. Traditionally the origins of this army were among the factory workers who laid down their tools and took up arms as a way of expressing their grievances. Already formed by the time of the revolutions of 1905 and February 1917, these militant workers organised themselves into parliamentary detachments known as the krasnogvardeytsi, or 'Red Guards'. In this first of two volumes [see Men-at-Arms 305: White Armies] focusing on the Russian Civil War, Mikhail Khvostov examines the Red Army's organisation, weaponry, uniforms and insignia.

Biographical Note

Mikhail Khvostov was born in Moscow in 1950. He has been interested in military history since childhood. He studied at the Moscow College for Foreign Languages. He has worked as an interpreter and a tour guide, but is now producing Russian toy soldiers - a childhood dream. He previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 305 The Russian Civil War (2) White Armies. He is married and lives in Moscow. Andrei Karachtchouk was born in 1966 and lives in Moscow. A well established artist in Russia, his work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 293, The Russian Civil War (1) The Red Army. Andrei is active in Moscow's re-enactment society.


Introduction The Red Guards The Red Army Chronology Red Army Organisation Weaponry Uniforms and Insignia The Plates

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